Wednesday Wait Loss 102

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

The Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop continues all month, and my day was Monday. I did not get my top done but I did get a post up. I hope you’ll follow my progress as I complete the quilt this month. Click here to read my post and to enter my giveaway.

Island Batik is also having a giveaway, as are all the other Island Batik Ambassadors. So don’t miss this one!

I finished my December Island Batik Challenge quilt but I haven’t found the time to photograph and document it, but I will soon.

So that was my week.

Now let's see who made this week's feature

First up is Frederique @ Quilting Patchwork Applique, who’s new to our little group. Frederique linked up a list of free Quilt Alongs and Sew Alongs for 2019. I loved learning about the French language quilt alongs she listed, along with English language ones. I hope she’ll add mine once the Partners in Design announce it!

Frederique also linked up a post about House Blocks for California, which benefits the quilting victims of the California fires. Pretty cool to think that quilters in France are donating blocks, along with Americans. Go check out her post to learn more.

Next is Lisa Marie, who linked up a beautiful crocus quilt. Crocus are so hopeful after a long dark winter. Right now I could use some hope so her link up was timely.

Finally, I was really inspired by a post that Jen @ De Jong Dream House linked up. This year she’ll build a Temperature quilt by charting not only the literal temperature each day, but her emotional temperature as well. I can really relate to the ups and downs of emotional temperatures right now so I found her post very meaningful to me and perhaps you will too.

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I’m not sure how to link up

Need help? Click the Wednesday Wait Loss tab above to get step by step instructions on what to do. You can link up a blog post, a photo from Flickr, Instagram, or Facebook, or a photo direct from your cell phone provided it is low resolution.

Time to link up!

Now it’s your turn to link up your works in progress and recently completed quilts! Here are some quick reminders about the linky party:

  • This linky is all about encouragement, so please visit a few of the links and leave a comment.

  • If you’re uploading a photo from your phone/computer, leave a comment below that explains your project. And for the rest of us, please reply to a few of these comments leaving words of encouragement for a quick finish.

  • Please link back to my post somewhere in your blog post or use @inquiringquilter and #wedwaitloss to tag me in your Instagram/Flickr post.

  • If you link a photo from Facebook, please mention @InquiringQuilter and my Wednesday Wait Loss.

Linking to several fun quilty linky parties.

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Tell me..what have you been Working on this week?

Welcome to My Day on the Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop!

Hi and welcome to my day on the Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop. Each day during the hop, a different fabric collection is featured. Today, the collection is Fortune Teller.

The fabrics in Fortune Teller are as bright and fun as a Mexican fiesta, and I used that idea as a launching point for my quilt design.

Unfortunately, I was unable to get my quilt finished. I actually was on track to finish at least the quilt top, but life intervened. For those of you who follow my blog regularly, you know that my sister was recently diagnosed with cancer. Yesterday, she took a turn for the worse and I spent the day with her instead of finishing my quilt.

I can only present to you my unfinished quilt top and hope that you can see how wonderful the fabrics in Fortune Teller are. Quilting is my therapy, so in the upcoming weeks I know I’ll finish this quilt. I hope you will continue to follow it’s progress. I’m calling my quilt “Parrot Heads.”

I’m planning for my quilt top to be rectangular—so I’m going to be adding another strip of that lovely blue (#121818471) to the bottom of the blue background you see here. As you can see, I’m building two branches of parrots—the three large parrots you see here and two smaller ones. You can see the fabric I plan to use for the branches (121818540) under the far right parrot (although the branches won’t be as thick that strip shown here).

You can also see the fabrics and the rough size of the tropical leaves I’m planning on adding to those branches. I’ll also be adding additional touches to some of the parrots, including sombreros and serapes. It’ll be a Parrot Fiesta!

Don’t Miss the Giveaways!

The Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop continues this whole month and there are lots of giveaways!

First, I’m giving away a charm pack of Fortune Teller 5” squares. To enter, complete the Rafflecopter below.

Each of the Ambassadors is also having a giveaway, so be sure to visit them. You’ll find the links to this week’s participating Ambassadors below. If you missed last week’s list of Ambassadors, click here.

First though, complete the Rafflecopter below to enter to win Island Batik’s incredible prize package!

Please come back next Monday to see the progress I’m making on my quilt and to get the next list of participating Ambassadors.

Week 2

Monday, January 14 - Fortune Teller - Sarah Goer @ Sarah Goer Quilts and Sherry Shish @ Powered by Quilting and Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter (that’s me!)

Tuesday, January 15 - Gypsy Rose- Jen @ Dizzy Quilter and Janet @ Whispers of Yore

Wednesday, January 16 - Paisley Park - Dione @ Clever Chameleon and Nancy @ Masterpiece Quilting

Thursday, January 17 - Soul Song - Carol @ Carol Lyles Shaw and Toby @ Gateway Quilts & Stuff

Friday, January 18 - Twilight Chic - Jackie @ If These Threads Could Talk and Tina @ Quilting Affection

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Wednesday Wait Loss 101

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

First, my apologies for the late post. As you know, I’m spending what time I can at the hospital with my sister as she navigates her cancer journey. That plus my quilting business is making time a hard thing to find. Still, I love you guys and wanted this post to be up Wednesday morning as usual, but oh well. Sometimes things don’t always go as planned.

I’m happy to report though that I’m making great progress on my December Island Batik Challenge quilt! I’ve got the top done and now it’s on to the quilting. Here’s a sneak peek.

Can you tell that the challenge is called Whimsical and Wonky?

In addition, the Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop started on Monday. My day is coming up next week so I’m working on that quilt as well. No sneak peeks though until the big day! Be sure to visit the Ambassadors participating this week and enter their giveaways! Click here to learn more.

Finally, something arrived in the mail the other day that made me big time happy. Can’t tell you what it is just yet but I can tell you that it’s contents made me feel like Sarah in Love Actually (at this moment and not later in the film, which was kinda a bummer).

So that was my week.

Now let's see who made this week's feature

First up is Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting, who shared her 2018 Review. Do yourself a favor and jump over to her blog and check out all the amazing things Nancy made last year—including a customized calendar of her own quilts!

Next is Abbie @ Sparkle On, who shared her Modern Matisse quilt. So cool! Abbie also shared a little kitty catnip toy she made from fabric scraps. I just couldn’t resist that cute kitty! <grin> I’m thinking I’m going to have make some of these for Zora.

Next, I’d like to introduce Melody @ Two Maker Chicks, who’s new to our little group. Melody is blogging about the Monthly Color Challenge by Patterns by Jen, and this is her version of the January block.

Finally is Ann @ Brown Paws Quilting, who shared a quilt that I feel represents Wednesday Wait Loss completely. Yep. Ann’s quilt is now the model for Wednesday Wait Loss persistence! Ann started her quilt about a decade ago, and well I’ll let her tell the story about what happened along the way, but anyway now it’s done and I couldn’t be prouder of her! Awesome job Ann!

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So who won the giveaway?

If you linked up last week on Wednesday Wait Loss, you got a chance to win a prize. i switched things up and decided to offer up to three prizes depending on how many linkups we had. I was so thrilled to see so many linkups! Thanks you guys!

I know I was slow to visit but I also know you guys understand why. Just know that I’m oh so appreciative of your support right now.

Now let’s get down to business.

We had 25 linkups last week so that means I’m giving away all three prizes!

As usual, I assigned numbers to each entry and then let Random.org select the winners. First it selected…

Lisa Marie! Congratulations! You’ve won the Island Batik Stash Builder Roll!

Next, it choose….

Abbie @ Sparkle On! Congrats! You win the batik scrap bag!

Finally, it chose…

Gail @ Quilting Gail. Woot!

Ladies, send me an email with your postal address and I’ll get your prizes in the mail to you. (If you’ve won previously and haven’t received your prize yet, you will soon, I promise. I’ve set aside a few hours next week to take care of this so it will get done. In the meantime I appreciate your patience!)

I’m not sure how to link up

Need help? Click the Wednesday Wait Loss tab above to get step by step instructions on what to do. You can link up a blog post, a photo from Flickr, Instagram, or Facebook, or a photo direct from your cell phone provided it is low resolution.

Time to link up!

Now it’s your turn to link up your works in progress and recently completed quilts! Here are some quick reminders about the linky party:

  • This linky is all about encouragement, so please visit a few of the links and leave a comment.

  • If you’re uploading a photo from your phone/computer, leave a comment below that explains your project. And for the rest of us, please reply to a few of these comments leaving words of encouragement for a quick finish.

  • Please link back to my post somewhere in your blog post or use @inquiringquilter and #wedwaitloss to tag me in your Instagram/Flickr post.

  • If you link a photo from Facebook, please mention @InquiringQuilter and my Wednesday Wait Loss.

Linking to several fun quilty linky parties.

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What's Up? The Getaway Blog Hop!

Hi! I haven’t been online much as you know, but I wanted to post today to let you know about the month-long Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop!

But first, an update. I’m working still on my Island Batik December challenge quilt, Whimsical and Wonky. Here’s a sneak peak.

I’m also working on my challenge quilt this month, which will will be a part of the Getaway Blog Hop, which starts today and runs all month long! My day is next Monday, January 14th. Until then, I'm supporting my fellow Ambassadors and encouraging you to visit them.

First, complete the Rafflecopter below to enter to win Island Batik’s incredible prize package! Then visit the blogs being featured this week to see the latest batik collections, and to gather ideas for using batiks. Each Ambassador has a small giveaway as well, so be sure to enter them to win.

Please come back next Monday to see my quilt and to get the next list of participating Ambassadors!

Week 1

Monday, January 7 - Crystal Ball - Maryellen McAuliffe @ Mary Mack’s Blog and Sandra Walker @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon

Tuesday, January 8 - Ditty - Stephanie Jacobson @ Steph Jacobson Designs and Michelle Roberts @ Creative Blonde

Wednesday, January 9 - Elk Lodge - Connie Campbell @ Free Motion by the River and Anna Branch @ Ark Angel Creations

Thursday, January 10 - Feline Fine - Bea Lee @ Bea Quilter and Sharon Parcel @ Yellow Cat Designs

Friday, January 11 - Flea Market - Geraldine Wilkins @ Living Water Quilter and Jessica Caldwell @ Desert Bloom Quilting


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